Ontario's Top 20 Municipal Roads: The Cost of Inadequate Investment

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Ontario's road users have voted and named their
Top 20 worst roads in the Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads Campaign. This
year's campaign included a call for politicians of all stripes to address the
historically inadequate investment in road and bridge improvements.
    "Across the province voters told us about the roads in their community
that make them feel unsafe and are causing expensive damage to their
vehicles," said Kris Barnier, Chair, Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads Campaign.
"We heard from road users who want their politicians to work together to keep
Ontario roads safe and in an acceptable state of repair."
    Thousands of Ontarians visited CAA stores, CAA Approved Auto Repair
facilities, and the campaign web site: www.worstroads.ca to cast their ballot
and send a message to their elected officials.

    This year's Top 20 Worst Municipal Roads in Ontario are:

    WORST ROAD                  MUNICIPALITY

    1.  Steeles Avenue          City of Toronto
    2.  Brock Street            City of Kingston
    3.  Vermillion Lake Road    City of Greater Sudbury
    4.  Limebank Road           City of Ottawa
    5.  Regent Street           City of Greater Sudbury
    6.  Anne Street             City of Barrie
    7.  Erb Street              City of Waterloo
    8.  Franklin Blvd           City of Cambridge/City of Waterloo
    9.  Stone Church Road       City of Hamilton
    10. Carling Avenue          City of Ottawa
    11. Dufferin Street         City of Toronto
    12. Hespeler Road           City of Cambridge
    13. Lawrence Avenue         City of Toronto
    14. Burlington Street       City of Hamilton
    15. Mornington Avenue       City of London
    16. Ritson Road             City of Oshawa
    17. 19th Avenue             City of Richmond Hill
    18. Johnson Street          City of Kingston
    19. Wonderland Road         City of London
    20. Tecumseh Road           City of Windsor

    In its 6th year, Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads Campaign has had
tremendous success with municipal governments taking action or committing to
take action on more than 90% of the roads named since 2003.

    CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering
insurance, travel and roadside services.  There are more than 1.8 million CAA
members in Ontario and 5 million members in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Martha Watson, MW
Communications, (416) 578-1063, marthawatson@rogers.com; Kris Barnier, CAA
Ontario, (416) 526-6403; Rob Bradford, Ontario Road Builders' Association,
(905) 507-1107

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